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    Default Holman~Moody 289/302/351 Marine Engine :Wanted

    Wanted: 1960s--1970s
    Holman~Moody Ford 289,302, or 351 old marine engine for my old Benchseat 18 project.


    Looking for a non rusted-out engine that was taken out of a boat that can be rebuilt & re-installed in my ongoing Benchseat 18 project.
    Should be largely complete if possible .

    This would help keep my project as originally Holman~Moody equipped from the Donzi factory .

    Do you know of any old Holman~Moody small block Ford engines that are taken out of an old Donzi, or another boat ?

    Thank's~
    Last edited by silverghost; 08-07-2013 at 09:30 PM.
    BRAD HUNTER
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    HI

    I think I know where there is a running 289 complete in a searay, what would something like that be worth if I parted out the boat ?

    John

    Quote Originally Posted by silverghost View Post
    Wanted: 1960s--1970s
    Holman~Moody Ford 289,302, or 351 old marine engine for my old Benchseat 18 project.


    Looking for a non rusted-out engine that was taken out of a boat that can be rebuilt & re-installed in my ongoing Benchseat 18 project.
    Should be largely complete if possible .

    This would help keep my project as originally Holman~Moody equipped from the Donzi factory .

    Do you know of any old Holman~Moody small block Ford engines that are taken out of an old Donzi, or another boat ?

    Thank's~

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    You emailed me a week ,or two back fishing for a price but gave no specific details on this engine.

    So~~~here are my questions ? ? ?

    Condition ?
    Completeness ?
    Total running hours ?
    Saltwater or Freshwater use ?
    Original engine block & heads or auto junkyard replacment?
    Location ?
    What rated horsepower ?
    Original round aluminum Holman~Moody marine exhaust manifolds with matching compact "Snail style" exhaust elbow risers~~~or aftermarket later replacement cast iron (Barr, Osco, etc) ?

    And what's YOUR asking price $$ ?

    There is not very Big market demand for these old Ford based Holman-Moody smallblocks as most folks today really want a Smallblock Chevy .
    I just want one to keep my project as period correct as was built original .

    Just becuse it was built by Holman~Moody does not mean it was necessarily a high-performance/High horsepower engine.
    Many were just low horsepower two barrel carbed, or very mild horsepower standard 4 barrel carbed units.
    &
    A few were real high performance engines however.

    Ford basicaly originally had just two outside outfits that were under contract to sell & marine most all of their Ford base engines

    Holman~Moody
    &
    Daytona/Interceptor

    When Interceptor finally went out of business OMC , and later Pleasure Craft Marine (PCM) got the bulk of this Ford marine engine business ising Ford base engines~
    FInally when a few years ago Ford stopped selling the old school iron smallblock series of engines they also stopped their supply of base engines to marine engine builders.

    Don't expect to buy & "part-out" an old boat and make a pile of cash $$$ on the old Holman~Moody Ford 289,302, or 351 marine engines, or their old parts.
    Most are Not worth very much at all !
    There is little demand for these old Ford based marined engines today.
    Last edited by silverghost; 08-28-2013 at 06:23 AM.
    BRAD HUNTER
    Huntingdon Valley Pa (Just outside Philly)
    215 947 4676 Home
    silverghost1926@msn.com

    Donzi 18 "Benchseat 18 Project "Owner

    Chevy 454 SS Tow/Sport Pick-Up

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